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Sri Lanka’s Top Justice Denies Impeachment Charges

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka’s chief justice has denied all allegations of financial wrongdoing made against her by ruling party members who are trying to have her removed from office. Shirani Bandaranayake’s lawyers said their client can easily refute all the accusations. Lawmakers from President Mahinda Rajapakse’s party had wanted the chief justice to step aside during the […]

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Khmer Rouge Judge Spells Out Grievances

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Khmer Rouge tribunal judge who quit his post in protest earlier this week has released a statement spelling out what he describes as improper interference in his work. Laurent Kaspar-Ansermet said Monday he could not continue his duties because of repeated challenges to his authority by Cambodian counterpart on the tribunal, You Bunleng. Kaspar-Ansermet’s […]

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Spanish Judge Acquitted in Franco-Era Probe

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Spain’s Supreme Court has acquitted judge Baltasar Garzon of overstepping his authority when he ordered an investigation into the disappearance of more than 100,000 people by forces loyal to late dictator Francisco Franco. Garzon had been charged with violating a 1977 amnesty on political crimes. He argued that the atrocities were crimes against humanity and […]

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Internationally Acclaimed Spanish Judge Disbarred

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain’s Supreme Court has disbarred a crusading judge known for going after dictators and others accused of violating human rights. Judge Baltazar Garzon was disbarred for 11 years, after being found guilty of illegally recording conversations between defense attorneys and their clients. The high court said that such actions “these days are only found in […]

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Chinese Gymnastics Judge Criticizes Ruling

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese gymnastics judge has dismissed as “ridiculous” a finding by an international governing body that he committed fraud last year by falsifying a competition score that helped a Chinese athlete. The judge, Shao Bin, rated gymnastic competition at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. He was accused of changing a score in the men’s […]

Zuma Judge Appointment Challenged in Court

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Two South African legal groups are challenging a decision by President Jacob Zuma to extend the term of the country’s top judge. The groups say Mr. Zuma may have overstepped his constitutional powers with the decision earlier this month. They said Wednesday that they will seek a hearing in Pretoria’s High Court. President Zuma announced […]

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